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My man Godfrey [videorecording (DVD)]
My man Godfrey [videorecording (DVD)]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out leaflet (unnumbered pages ; folded ; 18 cm.)
General Note (Repeatable):
Title and credits from screen. Based on the novel by Eric Hatch. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1936. Accompanied by a fold-out leaflet featuring an essay, "The right kind of people", by critic Farran Smith Nehme Special features: The La Cava touch: new piece about the film with jazz and film critic Gary Giddins; Effortless art: new discussion about director Gregory La Cava with critic Nick Pinkerton; outtakes; Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1938, starring actors William Powell, Carole Lombard, Gail Patrick, and Mischa Auer; newsreels from the thirties documenting the class divide during the Great Depression; outtakes; trailer.
A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler ... but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye.

Irene, an eccentric, wealthy Manhattanite, wins a society-ball scavenger hunt after finding a "forgotten man"-- an apparent down-and-out drifter-- at a dump. She gives him work as the family butler and soon falls head over heels for him. Her attempts to both woo Godfrey and indoctrinate him in the household's dysfunction make for a string of madcap high jinks.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC; region 1; 4:3 presentation (1.33:1 aspect ratio); Dolby digital mono.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Video disc
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]